In our afternoon reading: a look at the enduring music and presence of Swans, overlooked science fiction novels, numbers from the year in translated books, and more.
Morning Bites: Believer Book Awards, Gabrielle Bell, Early Murakami, Mary Gaitskill on Culture, and More
The Believer has announced their book awards for the year, a J.D. Salinger film is coming, a look at Gabrielle Bell’s use of fiction and memoir in her comics, and more.
The Rumpus says of Jack Kerouac that “you’d be pressed to find a more quoted, misunderstood, revered, and culturally significant icon of the latter half of the 20th century.” Yeh. Lit. Fictionaut founder Juumlrgen Fauth is interviewed over at AgencySpy. Celebrity memoirs: Good for the publishing industry, useless otherwise. Jonathan Safran Foer is going after the big meatheads. Gore Vidal just sits there. Happy birthday Terry Southern. (Thanks Arthur) Bellevue Literary Review’s Fall issue is out. Music Xiu Xiu is […]